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news. >> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's monday, september 20th. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your morning weather and traffic. >> we had a little cloud cover. now, patchy clouds. and temperatures will rebound slightly. today, a little more sun. but still on the breezy side. 60s, 70s, and mainly a lot of low 80s. now, here's sal. >> steve, on the east shore, traffic is moving well on the macarthur, with no major problems. also, this morning's commute is going to be okay on the 880 southbound. now, let's go back to the desk. >> sal, thank you. we're following several new developments in the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. this week, the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the family recently announced it lost loved ones in that tragedy. [ inaudible ] they were running the pressure above the maximum limit. and the deadly explosion could change how buildings are built near natural gas lines. in the meantime, claudine wong is joining us with the less of closures today. >> reporter: the question eve
in california for the first time in five years. jade hernandez joins us live now with more. good afternoon, jade. >> reporter: well good afternoon. the state attorney general has pushed a fed rap judge to resume lethal injections, a decision is expected sometime today. we are live on treasure island this afternoon. earlier we spoke to lance lindsey in san francisco. he opposes the death penalty and heads death penalty focus. he told us if a federal judge in san jose reinstates the death penalty expect marchs and protests all over the state. he indicated church opponents and others will rally tuesday, the day before the first scheduled execution in san quintin in five years, this after prison officials say they have ensured the process meets humane standards. >> there is no right way to do the wrong thing. there is no humane way to strap a human being down to a table and methodically ritual is tickly poison to death. >> this is a picture of the man executed next wednesday. albert greenwood brown was convicted of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl. should the judge to order the execution wo
to people out here and they told us certainly the question of could this happen again weighs on their minds. pg&e is expected to release a list into areas of concern. and certainly people want to see that less. the question is, what are they going to do about that list? and that is still unclear this morning. now, san jose's mayor, chuck reed, said that the intersection of taz min and first is on the list. that's what he's been told by pg&e. and they are on this apparent list that could be released as early as today. but other than that, it doesn't appear the city has gotten much more. the city wants to make this list public. they have already made public areas of fremont, south san francisco, and livermore, that have been deemed high risk. but what this means in terms of an action plan, still not clear. and people we talked to this morning say they are worried. >> i would probably try to avoid those areas that are high risk. because obviously something bad happened once. and it is possible that it could happen in san jose. >> reporter: how much this list will actually tell us when it it is
begin our team coverage this morning with claudine wong. where are you and what can you tell us this morning? >> reporter: pam, we are as close to the fire line as they will allow us here on skyview. this is the command post, the staging area. there are two lines of police tape leading to that area. they don't want anyone getting closer. they are declaring this a crime scene and pushing everyone back. this has been an unbelievable scene for hours. it rocked this scene and created an inferno that destroyed dozens of homes in its wake. the priority is to get the fire out, which at last estimate was only 50% contained. -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- lieutenant- governor abel maldonado, the acting governor was on the scene from 1:30 to 4:00. he has declared a state of emergency and pland a briefing hours from now. and, of course you have everyone asking how this happened. everything points to this being a natural gas explosion. a full investigation was underway but aman said they were warn in signs. >> every day i could smell that smell from the gutter and sewer. a week and a hal
efrain valdemoro, efrain valdemoro. >>> why a tool kip tale used to find bodies will not be back ott the site of a landfill search for a missing hercules man. >> driving concerns we will tell you why holiday weekends present special problems for first responders. >> we currently have mostly clear skies across the entire bay area, coming up a temperature change you will definitely notice in you labor day. >> also a teenaged girl jumps out a moving car on the freeway. the comments from officers on why she did it. the morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. happy labor day, thank you for joining us on this monday, september 6th. i am pam cook. >> it is a holiday. >> yes, it is. >> good morning. i am dave clark, let's check weather and traffic, mark tamayo is in for steve. good morning. >> good morning to you, a beautiful day across the entire bay area plenty of sunshine out there. some fog developing -- [ inaudible ] >> -- for the coast, warmest locations inland on track to reach the 80s and t
joins us live with more on what will be on the list. good afternoon, claudine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. yes, the p.u.c. made its request on friday and pg&e has this 1:00 press conference scheduled. we're told we get to see that list. the list will be the top 100. you no we have spent -- now we've spent this morning dealing with what will be on that list. this morning, it was a typical scene at tazman and 1st. no one seemed overly concerned about the pipe running underground. but chuck reed says he's already been that that section of pipeline will be on the list. but pg&e didn't give any details as to why. >> we don't know the specific locations of the section. we don't know what they plan to do about it. so we're anxious, like everybody else, about what needs to be done. >> reporter: this is the director sent to pg&e's president. it asks for seven areas of information. eventually they want to know which projects is high priority. and what specific public safety concerns put these projects on the list. it also asks for information on anying section of line 132. s that th
hours. that makes the new date thursday at 9:00 p.m. but one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process has an expiration date of friday meaning it could no longer be used what is more the company that makes the drugs said it is having production problems and can't delive any new shipments until early next year. debra has been sorting this all out and live at san quentin with details. >> reporter: the jailers here say the prison stands ready for that new execution time, thursday at 9 but with the use by date looming on those deadly drugs, it is a short window of time and there are many players still in the mix. albert brown raped a teenage girl almost 0 years ago using -- 30 years ago using her own shoe laces to strangle her his fate rests with the legal system no sooner had he lost in marin superior court today. >> mr. brown cannot prove he will suffer pain if executed under the current regulations. >> reporter: than his advocates appealed higher federal courts being asked to step in too. >> almost 30,000 californians objected to the lethal injection regulations and almost all
shot at 36th street and west street. ktvu channel 2 reporter jade hernandez joins us now from oakland with more on all this violence, jade. >> reporter: good morning. investigations are not unusual in oakland but last night the calls began rolling in. three shootings all within an hour as you minced. the first happened at foothill boulevard and 62nd avenue where a man was shot. someone shot the man in the back. let's take a look at that video right there. while officers were helping that victim someone drove up to them and reported another shooting on 79th avenue and holly streets. officers found a woman there. her finger had been shot off. paramedics rushed her to highland hospital. then decision patchers sent officers on their third shooting of the night. two victims were found in that shooting, a man and woman. their injuries were more severe, it appears they were sitting in their car when they were shot. both were rushed to highland hospital and surgery once they arrived. they are in critical condition. at this point these shootings don't seem to be connected but no information wa
. amber, what can you tell us. >> reporter: we're on san bruno avenue, this area is under evacuation order. we want to show you what the fire looked like, even just about an hour, hour and a half ago, the orange flow of flames is not a welcome sight as the fire continues to consume homes. many people told us they can't believe what they are seeing. right now i want to tell you that this is san bruno avenue. caution tape is up, they want to keep people from going beyond this point which is crest point and san bruno avenue. when we first got here, we were just above the hill. some of the people told me they were shopping. while we were on san bruno avenue, this is some of the flames we've been seeing tonight. take a look. the orange glow, again the orange glow is not a welcome sight for people who live in this area. many people told us simply that they are frightened, they are wondering what has happened to their neighbor, friends, relative who is live in the area. some were able to get ahold of loved one, others were not. let's hear some of the descriptions from some of the witnesses who t
half ago. john sasaki joins us now. he has late details. john what can you tell us? >> reporter: we just spoke to resources that told us important information about today's developments. investigators showed up to go through the home where ricardo sales was found a week and a half ago. and shortly after they arrived, investigators found a second body. there's no word on how it was not discovered on previous searchings of the home conducted. this is the -- we're going to now hear from the spokesman from the hercules police department. >> at this point the body has not been identified, a cause of death has not been identified. other than that, that's pretty much all the details i have at this time. >> reporter: now fredrick sales has been missing for a week and a half. valdemoro was killed by the chp after a chase into the strip mall in the el cerrito border. it's still going to be a while before police come out and release any more information. we did hear on one hand from hercules pd that they're not going to have any more information tonight, but we did talk to other sources who sa
wife about what happened just after he was rushed here. freemont police tell us that young was hit by two bullets. doctors say his injuries were so severe they transfused six times the normal amount of blood found in a human body. freemont police say oakland police saved his life by rushing him to highland hospital in the back of a squad car. nicole young, todd young's wife today emotionally learned about how she learned about her husband's shooting. >> i was told that he wouldn't let them put him to sleep until he called his wife. he called me and said he was in highland hospital and that he was okay, he just got hit in the leg. so i came up here. >> reporter: young has been under sedation for a week now in order to help him recover from his wounds. trauma doctors say it'll be several days before he can communicate with visitors. nicole young describes for us what she hopes to tell him when he wakes up. >> that i love him and i want to bring him home to our kids. that they miss him, and he's strong, he's very strong. and we have a long life ahead of us. >> i believe that michael t
, but several neighbors told us his name was michael lee and he was in his 40s. >> i have a lot of concern. it's a very unsafe place. i don't like the place at all. i'm getting out of here as soon as i can. >> reporter: caught in between the two incidents, people attending church, many who left church to find their cars blocked in by crime scene tape. >> we're involved in our community and we try to do events at bodecker park and at the heart of the city and try to bring light with god. we understand and we're ready for things that are going to happen negatively here. >> reporter: police tell us that they have moved all of us back so that we're out of range of any possible gunfire. they also say that there is no relationship between the two events. they just happened to be close to each other. live in san francisco, priya david clemens, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> hot weather continues to bake the region and fire danger increases. ktvu's paul chambers is in oakland with a live report. paul. >> reporter: ken, i tell you what, this hot weather we're having is a scorcher and it has firefighters on
the scientists gather can be used to make policy changes to protect and promote our marine sanctuaries off the coast. >> to know it is so love it. and so to love it is to also protect it. [ music ] >> still to come on "second look," this man swims with great white sharks on purpose with no protection except his own wits. we will tell you how he does it and why. >>> and a bit later, how this man survived a shark attack. . >> we're approaching the time of year when great white sharks team in the coast here. when they are here people normally stay out of the water. but there is a marine researcher one man who goes into the water and swim with the sharks without any protection at all. signs editor john fowler first brought us his story back in 2001. >> reporter: the planet's most feared predator has a kinder, gent letter side but just understood says one by olympic gist. and he is about to climb out of his safety cage and bet his life on the good will of great white sharks. >> these animals think. they solve problems. they socialize with one another. they are talking constantly. my job is to k
lives? and how mexico's devastation helps to show us the most dangerous parts of the bay area in an earthquake. all straight ahead on "second look." i'm heather holmes and this is "second look." today marks an anniversary. it was on this day that a magnitude 8.1 quake hit mexico. while it was centered 31 miles off the pacific coast it wreaked horrific damage in mexico city 240 miles from the epicenter. the numbers from the earthquake are staggering. nearly 10,000 dead, 30 thousands injured and more than 100,000 left homeless. the damage was 3-4-billion. people felt the quake as far north as houston in the united states. and as far south as guatemala city. many of those killed or injured were caught in buildings that collapsed. five days after the 1985 quake, ktvu's lloyd lacuesta brought us this report from mexico city. >> reporter: they continue to find bodies and even survivors in the collapsed buildings of mexico city. in the fallen justice department building a rescue worker said they are still hearing the voices of trapped people inside. but time is against them and the r
to the right and they are looking at it looks like a pile of metal over there. it is hard for us to see from where we are right now but they are standing over it and have a flashlight on it. police say there were two kids and two adults and the driver survived but the passenger did not according to the story we are hearing from the wires the passenger was unable to get out of the car and the car burned essentially so the person was inside the car, pronounced dead at the scene. the identities of the people have not been released -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- police are telling us the car spun out of control, hit a light pole and possibly a tree before crashing and then starting on fire. not been determined if alcohol is a factor in this crash just yet. can't -- it is really dark out here but you are getting a look at that pile of metal right now. we are going to try to investigate what that is. i will be working on getting a lieutenant after here to talk to me. >> two attacks, two robberies al on one night. oakland police say distractions could lead to more incidents like these. jade hern
: that's the warning today from san francisco police to people who use smart phones or musical players without minding their surroundings. >> i usually keep my belongings in my purse. >> reporter: the warning comes after several robberies in which suspects use threats or physical threats to take items from their victims. in one case the suspect entered the back door of the nummi bus to demand the victim's wallet. police say a 15-year-old riding home from school aboard a j church train last night had his cell phone and mp3 player taken by an adult man. >> he is told to give up the device or he's going to be shot. >> reporter: police say five other late night cash and cell phone robberies may have been committed by the same two suspects. with this weekend street festivals and more people on the street, police are urging smart phones and i pod owners to be aware. >> look around, turning your head changes the whole dynamic instantly because they think you are looking at them. >> actually when i'm talking on the phone, i'm more concentrated on the conversation and not what's happening aroun
comment. >> even if they don't stop it the u.s. supreme court may intervene and say go forward. >> reporter: if all goes ahead this will be the state's first in nearly five years, a judge halted them after he said the procedures for preparing and administering the drugs were not clear, recordkeeping was bad and the death chamber was too dimly lit for staff to monitor their procedures. the judge said he is allowing it to proceed because a supreme court ruling upheld lethal injections in kentucky and because ohio and washington state also have had 1 drug lethal injections for a year with no reported problems. that even as he presides over a lawsuit challenging the very same procedures. brown had a choice by noon yesterday to choose either a one drug injection or a three drug cocktail. he did neither. coming up we are going to tell you how the prison officials here at san quintin right now appear to be the only ones that could stay the, excuse themselves in a manner of speaking. live at san quintin, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we will continue to follow this story through
might be using public transportation some time today. now take a look at his picture this morning. the man police are looking for has sf tattooed on his face under his right eye. he still has family and what police are call yang societies here. his name is demere sai lacko, 58 fight 170 pounds with brown eyes and black eye and has other tatoos on his neck and was last seen walking around without his shirt and just wearing jeans. police are searching for hip because he is tied a rape, robbery and beating yesterday in the housing authority development. he is upon parole. we checked in here with the officers at the about view police station which deals with crimes from the district. this morning we know sha lacko has not been arrested and is still out on the loose. call 911 if you have seen this man. police do say they consider him dangerous. reporting live from san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:02. the two candidates go dworch of california clashed repeltedly during their first degate deviced right here on ktvu. decrat jerry brown and republican meg whitman fa
proceed procedures. >>> hughes body was found in the bushes behind a parking lot being used for overflow parking. the body wasn't found until this morning. >> there's all kind of shell casings found in and around the parking lot itself. investigators are in there collecting evidence. >>> the board of directors of the chamber of commerce has endorsed meg whitman for governor. but in response, the president of the university of california suspended their board membership. he says he is against the board getting involved with electoral debates. brown also made campaign appearances today in los angeles and in sacramento. >>> this afternoon here in the bay area, brown campaigned among a labor day crowd in alameda. christien kafton is right now, he is live now with this report, khristien. >> it's a beautiful day, it's either the unofficial end of summer or the unofficial beginning of the campaign period. it's a time for can dates to candidates to see or be seen. >> with the eight weeks to go, we're going to put ads on the radio and television. we'll campaign throughout the state and i'm convin
impacting us. we're having trouble figuring out if we can stay in the house. >> reporter: she says because of furloughs closing the offices and state buildings, all californians suffer. >> it's not just us. when we want things from hospital records, it takes longer to get these things. it's -- it compounds itself. >> reporter: the furlough's expect, 150,000 workers and saves the state about $137 million a month. >> without a budget in place, california is in a precarious position. >> reporter: well, folks we spoke to are not steep in constitutional law, they are hoping the legal argument that the governor overstepped his authority by ordering these furloughs wins over the california supreme court. >> people come and demand service for us and they complain we cannot provide service as much as we should have. >> reporter: furlough days are scheduled for the last three fridays in september. the next one is in two days. the governor says as soon as lawmakers pass the state budget, the furloughs will stop. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor schwarzenegger is
each household will receive. >> with those funds, no strings attached. it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and had not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: how much money each household will receive will be based in part on how severe the home was damaged. a red tag means $50,000. a yellow tag $25,000, and a green tag is $15,000. >> i lost the whole thing. i'm red tags. i have nothing. this is what i have. >> reporter: carol guernsey told us so far pg&e has held but debit cards for daily expense and the offer for up to $50,000 is much needed but that pg&e will have to do a whole lot more. >> we're living in a hotel and out of a bag. so, i think telecome through. so i think we can get all of the neighbors together and make them come through. >> reporter: this couple told us their hope is green tagged but say they're too shaken to move back in yet after seeing neighbors' homes reduced to ashes. >> lives that were lost. that's the hardest part. you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: do you applaud them
. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank for waking up with us on friday, september 24th, i am pam cook. >> i am dave clark, let's check weather and traffic, here is steve. >> skies are clear. some fog down the coast very shallow. 70s half moon bay should say 72, ever one else 80s, mid-80s and low 90s. the temperature trend will go up. here is sal. >> steve, right now traffic is moving along pretty well on 80 as you head out to the macarthur maze with no major problems. the traffic looks good open the bay bridge. san francisco north on southbound 101 moving along well -- [ inaudible ] >> and traffic also looks good leaving southbound 101. in vallejo we have a problem with a truck that got into an accident early this morning. jade hernandez is -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: i can tell you the good news is that crews have uprighted this big rig that came off the off-ramp, the columbus parkway off-ramp too fast this morning. what you are looking at is the wrup uprighted big rig and what it was carrying. the driver is going to be all right but the highway patrol tells me he took
're in the parking lot outside the w hotel where the victim was discovered this morning. neighbors showed us these tickets found here to give us some insight into the labor day party that ended in gunfire. police say a relative found the body of 26-year-old julius hubes. hubes was next to a wall near some bushes. >> there was a series of between five and 10 gunshot, very rapid fire. and then some very angry words then they used an expletive that wasn't a racial expletive that you don't want to hear. >> reporter: we found this picture of the pool party on faceback, faceback. >> when you have that many people into one area, i'm just thinking, there's going to be trouble tonight. >> reporter: up to 500 people were at the party when officers responded to the shooting. the hotel management asked them to disperse the crowd. they asked freemont and union city police officers for help. >> at that time no victims were reported or reported by area hospitals. >> reporter: the coroners office told us tomorrow an autopsy will be conducted to find out what killed hughes. >> that's sad. because this poor
know, defending all of us and, i don't know i feel the least i can do is give a pint of blood. >> reporter: and gustavo silva will be back hear in court in three weeks to enter pleas to all the charges against him -- back here in court in three weeks. rita williams. >>> police in newarck today said a man found dead near the w hotel died of a shot wound. an autopsy was performed early this morning on hughes. it determined the bullet struck him in the neck. police who were called to the hotel sunday night to break up a big pool party say they heard gunshots but never saw hughes. >>> the first paid television commercial promoting a medical marijuana club is now running in the sacramento area, it may be a sign of things to come here in the bay area. cannabis clubs are an ongoing battle. and some clubs say commercials may help them. >> reporter: advertising is one way to measure how fast an industry is growing and if you look at the popular san jose metro newspaper you can see several ads. now many pot owners are thinking about escalating the battle with the city with more tv adver
. we thought about what would have to happen for us to call our event off. >> reporter: he says what happened was, he changed his mind when abdul ralf agreed to move the ground zero project to another location. a sign jones called a sign. >> muslims do not want us to burn the koran and god does not want the center there. >> reporter: a muslim leader in florida who's been working with jones says there is no firm deal. only an agreement to meet with iman fizad abdul on saturday. >> to discuss the plan or the project of moving that project to an ideal location, that's not controversial. >> reporter: meanwhile the new york iman issued a statement saying he had not spoken to either jones or muzri. reporting from atlanta, i'm sorry john lisck. >>> ktvu's rob roth is live in san francisco now with how bay area muslims are reacting to today's late development, rob. >> reporter: gasia, many muims are gathering here at this mosque on golden gate avenue for the late afternoon prayer session. in a way it appears their prayers may have been answered. early this afternoon,these muslims prayed for
was illegal at all. we had to let her go that very day. we said gosh nikki, you can't work for us anymore. >> reporter: the whitman campaign says consider the source gloria alred they say alred is a part of a quote democratic party sleaze machine. they say that alred is known for political stunts. they think that alred and brown may be in cahoots. >> this is how career politicians do their business. >> reporter: two days ago, the brown camp did alert us that whitman had so called housekeeper problems. if whitman could talk to nikki diaz today. >> if she's listening right now. i am so sorry. i bet you are feeling really badly. >> reporter: does whitman think her housekeeper should be deported? up to immigration officials she says. >> reporter: we have posted detales on the whitman issue. >>> one california democrat is getting relatively good marks by an overwhelming number 72- 19% california voters disapprove of the job congress is doing. that contrasts to 37% who do not like the job pelosi is doing. being democrats both feinstein and pelosi fair much better among members of their open pa
boxer and carly fiorina. [ cheers and applause ] thank you both for joining us democrat barbara boxer is a three-term united states senator. she'd served in the senate since 1993, before that, she served in the house of representatives for 10 years. republican carly fiorina is running for elected office for the first time. her background is in business. thank you both for joining us tonight. let's get started. before tonight's debate, your campaign participated in a coin toss to see who will answer first. you won but chose for fiorina to go first. you have 90 seconds. >> please, call my carly. thank you for letting us into your homes this evening. you know, i have lived the american dream. i started out like most americans do in a small business. i typed, i filed, i answered the phones for a little 9- person company about an hour from where we are tonight. my husband started out driving a tow truck for the city of pittsburgh, pennsylvania, and i am running for public office now because i, like so many of you think our country is headed in the wrong direction and think the american dre
close to us. >> students also know there will likely be changes to their offcampus lunch policy. >> we're so concerned when the student the leave campus. where are they -- students leave campus. where are they going? we have facilities. they can bring their lunch. >> reporter: the department of alcohol beverage control has bunched an investigation to find out how the teen got ahold of the alcohol in the first place. the novato school board has launched and investigation to find out why no one noticed he was drunk at school. >>> petaluma police are looking for a driver who hit a pet in a crosswalk and then took off. cindy white suffered moderate injuries in the accident. it happened at d street and petaluma boulevard south. witnesses identified the hit and run driver's vehicle. it's white with a two-toned burgundy stripe. >>> alameda prosecutors filed new charges that injured a police officer lat month in a shooting. police say officer todd young was serving the search warrant when he was shot by andrew barrientos. investigators say that the other suspect, sierra, picked up barrientos a
't tell us a whole lot. we'll have to 2008 to see how much information they release today. we know there are two sections of a big pipeline in san jose that are scheduled to be repaired or under review to be scheduled for repair. >> reporter: why those repairs need to take praise, we don't know that. mayor reed didn't have any more details on what about those section of pipelines that are so concerning to pg&e. but keep in mind, san bruno's city manager has already told the mercury news that their city did not make the list of high-risk pipeline. even the section that exploded is not considered at risk. so the big question is what caused the san bruno explosion? because obviously that will shed a lot of light of what that means in terms of the pipeline, pg&e is expecting to release the list today and everyone is hoping for a little more information on where we go from here. custody, -- claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> the coroner is expected to update the official death toll to 7. the bullis announced they lost three loved ones. federal investigators have deter
morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. it's wednesday september 22nd. i'm pam cook. >> and good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. here's steve. >>> today's the last day of summer but feels like fall. temperatures breezy at times. 60s and 70s. we'll have the five-day forecast in a few minutes. >>> right now westbound interstate 880 traffic moving well heading to the macarthur maze with no major problems. this commute looks good southbound past the coliseum. now back to the desk. >>> all right, sal. at 5:00 a woman's car that smashed through the store is recovering now from her injuries. jade hernandez is there now to tell us what that scene looks like. >> reporter: good morning. massive store windows shattered last night. [ audio problems ] the auto parts store in hayward is already boarded up. pictures tell the story best. police don't know why a woman lost control of her car or why it ended up here. all they know is after 10:00 last night a woman drove her black four door honda civic into this auto parts store. this driver d
to delay his execution. ktvu's kraig debro joins us with more on what this decision means with this case. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. it was kind of confusing up in court. you had attorneys representing another death row inmate but they were also arguing on the behalf of brown. brown's attorneys are on the way to the state court of appeals to file another appeal. they already filed one appeal at the 9th court circuit of appeals. the attorneys are arguing for brown today. they are actually representing another death row inmate named sims. brown joined his argument after sims filed his. so over the weekend, albert brown was given a choice of what kind of execution he wanted. one with one drug or one with three drugs. >> mr. brown doesn't have to -- he could have the one-drug lethal -- [ inaudible ] >> there's no authority for them to do that. >> reporter: barring last- minute appeals, alfred brown is scheduled to be executed at 12:00 a.m. wednesday porning. he was sentenced to death back in 1982 for the rape and murder of a riverside girl. according to the district attorney, brown p
. the redwood shores lagoon is surrounded by businesses. and quite a few people told us that they saw the plane was in trouble before it hit the lagoon. >> a big splash, a big thump. >> i saw the wing turn very sharply. i saw it come straight down, as i recall there was a slight spin as it went into the water. >> reporter: the sheriff department rescued divers as well as the coast guard. one body, a woman was found outside the wreckage. >> i don't know what happened, why she was not in the plane, but i can tell you she was found a couple of feet from the plane. she was not seat belted into the interior. >> reporter: the plane's fuel and oil has leak into the lagoon water but the lagoon has been closed since a sewage leak earlier this week and now will remain shut down. >> we're going to issue an advisory to the redwood shores community that they should stay away from the water throughout the lagoon. >> reporter: some pilots at the san carlos airport told us they believe one passenger was bob borman, the founder of borman steel company. some employees at the east palo alto airport confirmed borm
. >> it is this type of tragedy is pretty tough for all of us to swallow. >> reporter: also tough for some to swallow, including in the prayer candles lit for the murder victims was one for the accused killer. >> my understanding is the folks from villaho would like us to include the suspect. and our response to them is we are not here to be judgmental. we are here to promote peace. >> reporter: this after more than a week of violence which ended with officers shooting and killing the man in richmond. he is suspted in the deaths of signed at this tran and mark and allan and ricardo. tran's friends and families included tonight's vigil. including three of her four sons which wrote a statement which she read. >> we truly love our mom with all of our hearts. and we know she is looking over us at this very moment. >> reporter: earlier in the day they searched the landfill in pittsburgh for the third straight day they found no signs of sales son frederick who lived with tran and hasn't been seen for more than a week. >> right now they are looking for any type of evidence that would lead us to the whereabo
says footage gathered will be used as evidence in training and much more. >> having these cameras out there make officers act in a professional manner and if they are not we're going to be able to take action on those officers. >> we call them to report something they treat us as if we're the suspect. >> reporter: oakland residents say record away. the more that's documented the better for anyone. >> keep them on their toes to where, you know, i'm on the camera, you know, i can't do anything i'm not supposed to do if i'm gonna do what i'm supposed to. >> reporter: as for officer jason scott he wishes he had it earlier. >> this would have been the best tool in the world for me because i would have been able to avid even someone saying i was rude or mean to 'em or anything of the sort. >> reporter: at the end of an officer's shift all footage is ingested into a database and stored. the department with the city council's approval expect to have 350 cameras in place by winter. reporting live here in oakland, mike knee back, ktvu news. >>> the change of venue for you chef fay the fourth an
and other charges. >>> officials at pg&e tell us they decided to delay repairs on a section of pipeline. >> reporter: the short answer you'll hear from pg&e president in just a second. the short answer is it was a matter of priorities. a lot of questions about that pipe that failed in san bruno. this time the questions being asked. we know there's a section of pipe located in san francisco. according to documents made available to the media by utility watchdog turn pg&e applied for and was given permission to raise our rates to pay to replace a section of pipe in south san francisco. that was back in 2007. pg&e told regulators at the time that the risk of failure of that pipe was unacceptably high. the utility collected nearly $5 million and supposed to replace the section last year but did not. >> some things happen when we're going down and a year later maybe some other item becomes more emergents that we need to fix. that's why we will redirect funds to take care of the things that are urgent today and then go back and look and say what are the things that are urgent tomorrow. >> re:
news tonight from american canyon. witnesses tell us a woman's body was found in a car in the parking lot of the lodge at napa junction on eucalyptus tree. so far the napa county sheriff isn't commenting. they referred to vallejo police and so far police there aren't talking either. >>> emotions ran high as students mourn the loss of a student. isaac broth was killed last friday on a crash on nevado boulevard. four other students were in the car. nevado high is an open campus and the teens had left during lunch. now in the wake of the tragedy, school officials are considering closing the campus during lunchtime. >> we are so concerned when the students leave campus, and where are they going. i think it's something that we need to consider. >> two separate investigations have been launched to figure out that teenager had gotten alcohol and why adults did not notice he was intoxicated during class. >>> jerry brown says he plans to review the salaries of all city officials in the state who are making $300,000 or more. ktvu's heather holmes is in san ramon now with the latest. >> reporter
. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this labor day, monday, september 6th. i am pam cook. >> good morning. i am dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic mark is in for steve paulson. good morning. >> good morning to you. happy labor day, beautiful weather for today. plenty of sunshine and temperatures soaring. here is the plan for today mostly sunny skies, temperatures this afternoon range from the 70s near the speed coastline, warmest locations inland how to mid-90s but we could soon be tracking a double digit cool down. sal has an update on traffic. good morning. >> good morning. right now traffic is looking pretty good here driving on 80 westbound out toward the macarthur maze. also this morning we are looking at the commute that is moving well in san francisco along northbound 101 approaching the 80 split. 5:00, back to dave and pam. [ inaudible ] >> -- back to a landfill in the east bay. they are searching for the body of a man believed to be the 5th victim of last week's deadly rampage. kraig deb brois live in pittsburgh with all the details. >> good morning, dave, d
and skyview, as close to the command post as they will allow us at this hour. take a look but hind me we can see activity over there. we have seen fire instructions arrive and emergency personnel. ins chiewper two told us we are about three blocks from the actual fire area, firefighters are making progress, there is mostly smoke being seen so neighborhoods certainly much different from these pictures we saw yesterday and overnight when this explosion rocked the neighborhood last night and created -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- in its wake. at this hour the priority is still getting this fire out. again we are seeing a lot of smoke coming from that neighborhood. you have the victim's number expected to keep changing as they are trying to account for everyone. the lieutenant governor's office is also trying to get a handle on the situation. abel maldonado has declared a state of emergency. he was on scene this morning and is planning a briefing but -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- fluid situation on their end and they are still trying to figure out the exact location of that briefing, whi
with the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco but it appears only the prison can actually -- if the 9th circuit u.s. court doesn't grant -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- only then. the condemned man is albert green woofed brown. he was sentenced to death in 1982 for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old riverside, california, girl. this morning attorneys speaking for brown will ask a marin superior court to stay the execution. they say changes to the lethal injection protocol are minor and that the judge that allowed it to go forward doesn't respond correctly or allow public commentment yesterday he missed a deadline to choose between a one drug execution and a three drug execution. >> the judge's ruling today really gives albert brown a hobson's choice, which is no choice at all. judge fogel is saying albert brown must either give up his rights under the federal constitution or his rights under state law. it is completely unfair. >> the 9th circuit court of appeal will look at several of the issues including the judge's ruling itself. the judge, who said there are several
our veterans as well as they have served us. this is a sacred trust, that's why we've already made one of the largest increases in funding for veterans in decades. we're treating the signature wounds of today's wars, post- traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. while providing the benefits that all of our veterans have earned. we're funding a post911 gi bill that helps veterans and their families to pursue the dream of a college education. just as the gi bill helped those who fought world war ii including my grandfather, become the backbone of our middle class. so today servicemen and women must have the chance to apply their gifts, to expand the american economy. because part of ending a war responsibly is standing by those who have fought it. two weeks ago, america's final combat brigade in iraq, the army's fourth striker brigade care journeyed home in the predawn darkness. thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles made the trip from baghdad. the last of them passing into kuwait in the early morning hours. over seven years before, american troops and coalition par
automated messages on the telephone. they told us everybody out here that they had a sewage spill and they were working on it and they did. >> reporter: but a dog watch group says she's concerned about an increasing problem on spills. >> they've spilled 50,000- gallons of sewage, and that number is larger than any in the peninsula. >> reporter: crews will start treating the spill as soon as tomorrow until then, swimming, fishing and boating here remaining off limits. recording live in redwood city, maureen naylor. >>> we want to take a moment now to make a very important correction. earlier in this newscast we spoke to a woman who's son is serving in the military overseas. devlin sewell was speaking to us on the president's speech. we want to make it clear that her son is okay and is in iraq. we apologize for the mistake. >>> the city redevelopment agency and nonprofit is saying the neighborhood is undergoing something of a renaissance. since 2003, 30 building facades have been renovated and 30 new business have opened up in that south of market neighborhood. >>> the university of
right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this wednesday, september first, i am pam cook. >> and good morning, i am dave clark. let's go straight to breaking news right now, this morning. we are getting word right now it appears investigators have uncovered a killing spree. officers just confirmed that two more bodies were discovered overnight in connection with an officer-involved shooting in richmond. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. kraig debro joins us now with more. what do you know, kraig? >> reporter: this is a huge complicated case. there was a chance that ended up here at this intersection, the suspect is dead. his girl friend is dead. you mentioned that there is a possibility that there might be some explosives -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- out here, this is not the only location. there is a bomb squad -- we will get more on that later -- there is also a bomb squad in vallejo, so the suspect has killed at least two people but could be up to five. last night his life ended right here.
of this. kraig debro has been looking into -- [ inaudible ] >> -- joins us now with more on that. kraig. >> reporter: thanks, claudine. well, police have absolutely connected the suspect to two victims here in hercules, one a 73-year-old bludgeoned to death, another a woman in her 20s was strangled to death and had trauma about the head. two victims -- two more victims identified in vallejo early this morning. now police say the one missing person is still outstanding, police say they like to be optimistic but given what this man has done in the past they say they are not holding out hope of finding him alive. >> we always like to be optimistic in this particular case but being an jane tans of mr. balance deer mere 0 does not bode well for having a long life, so -- >> reporter: the suspect's life is also over, he died in a hail of police gunfire inside a 99 ranch market store in richmond around 8:45 last night. >> the suspect did have a large knife and when officers gave commands for him to drop that knife he lunged at officers and in which they were in fear for their lives, they discha
will be able to communicate with visitors. nicole young shared with us what he told their children. >> you know that daddy was shot in the leg and she's sleeping so he can get better and come back home. and that's all they know. >> they will probably require physical therapy, but they are injuries that are recoverable. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, we'll hear more from officer young's wife, as well as the factor that made the difference between life and death for officer todd young. for now reporting live in oakland, david stevenson. >>> arrest warrants have been issued for 62 manuel trujillo and kahn. also investigators say that trujillo may be in the sa sacramento area. >> we're actively searching for these two men, we do believe them to be armed and dangerous. we do know that they both have prior felonies and have served time in prison. we also believe mr.kahn has been in the oakland area. we believe he's with his girlfriend. >> his brother escaped but investigators say lopez was severely beaten, tied up and thrown into a vehicle. >>> a helicopter pilot walked away this morning from a mang
>>> welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tortie campbell. >>> the u.s. coast guard begins to search the waters off marin county. it's in response to a frantic may day call. claudine wong has an update. >> good morning. i'm waiting for the coast guard to get back to me. we know yesterday, they spanned this area, from here, south to angel island. they are looking for the distressed caller. the problem is they don't know who or what they are looking for. all they know is a female caller called in a may day shortly before 10:00 last night. there was very little information. here's what the coast guard said this morning about that call. >> it was a woman calling, i have a may day. listen to me. listen to me. i have a may day. the coast guard of san francisco was able to reestablish communication with the woman. they never heard back from her. >> reporter: they also put out a call to other vessels for any type of distressed voters. they did send two vessels out on the water to search the waters for any sign of a distressed voter -- boater and that came up empty. they say
and to honor him, donors have increased 50%. >> he was doing his job and defending all of us, and i don't know, i feel like the least i can do is give a pint of blood. >> reporter: the people here at the red cross center say that they hope that now new and infrequent donors know how easy it is, they'll be here every eight weeks to give the gift of life. in oakland, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the man police say was driving a car andrew barrientos was in when he was arrested was also in court today. 23-year-old gustavo silva was charged as accessory after the fact. he has a previous conviction for crude acts against a child. both men are expected to entered a plea september 27th. >>> police are searching for an arsonist. >>> and a big change in temperatures, how another change will affect temperatures tomorrow. the forecast in ten minutes. >>> what sparked an angry protest overseas, how washington is responding tonight to a florida minister's threat to burn copies of the coran. the news continues in 60 seconds. >>> in colorado, the toll from a wildfire is burning tonight with 22 str
telling us, there are reports that there is one more confirmed dead bringing the death toll up to four. we talked about the process of going through the neighborhood and seeing how many more victims there are. they found another victim. at this point, what we are doing is monitoring the situation out here. you are looking at a view of the smoke that rises. any time you see white smoke above an area, firefighters say that's a good thing better than black smoke indicating that the fire is getting going. we are expecting that they made progress on the fire fight. we look from above at the neighborhood in front of us where there is still smoke coming up from the large portion of the neighborhood. no visible flames from where we were able to look at. no visible signs of damage. so we know the damage area is further from where we are. the latest out here is that they have confirmed one more dead bringing the toll to four in this fire. this is just beginning. we are checking a lot of updates. we will continue to follow that and bring you the latest information. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news.
to the microphone. let's take this press conference now. >> as we wind down the day and its been a long day for us, i want to start by saying that 24 hours ago we had a major explosion and a fire here. we are still at 37 destroyed homes, 7minor and moderate homes damaged. as of now we still have four deaths. law is still looking at the missing person reports to help us if are anymore deaths. we have done our preliminary search, that's complete. we still have a lot of work to do. there are still a lot of hazards at the site. we still have a lot of hot areas. we just came back. is still a lot of smoldering and in those cases we can't get the dogs into check. i still want everybody to know that as much as we want to let folks go back to their homes the area is still a very dangerous area. we have had a lot of requests from folks that want to go home. they want to see their property, they want to see their houses, they want to go see their property. it's a dangerous area and we are asking them to please understand safety is first. the outpouring of support has been amazing. the community has stood tog
will be used tomorrow, but the fire chief says they have no reports of any missing persons. 8 investigators began looking for answers today. >> in my immediate adiesesment was the destruction, the area completely flattened. the melted houses and cars, it was an amazing scene of destruction. >> reporter: the magnitude of explosion was demonstrated by a large section of the 30-inch gas pipe that had blown out on the street. he said investigators will look at the history of the pipe as well as the histories of the people who worked on the pipe to determine what happened and why it happened. >> we are not here to determine blame or liability. >> reporter: building inspectors have started red tagging homes. officials want to make sure homes who appear physically okay do not have hidden dangers. >> we have still a significant amount of work to do to be absolutely confident about the structural integrity of the buildings that are -- the homes of our residents. >> reporter: the investigation may take more than a year before a final report is issued. more immediate answers may come in a town hall me
and magnification that will help us asker contain whether it was a fatigue fracture related to the depressurizing. was it damage from -- where it struck it and caused damage we would be able to ascertain that. >>> they will look at collateral damage to see if they can quantify in pounds per square inch the explosion. this recently released videotape could help them measure how far the fire flew and for how long. last thursday's gas pipe explosion killed four people and wounded dozens of others. a published report today says pg&e plan to replace a section of the same pipe in a separate location because the risk of failure was unacceptably high. and just finally just a few hundred feet away from the crater created by the explosion, pg&e crews were inspecting a gas line. the work is being done to carry out an order from the california pu (c) public utilities commission to inspect every gas line. there are literally thousands of miles of them throughout the entire state of california. now right behind me inside the fire house on el camino real we're anticipating the start of a news conference this m
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